Karachi; Several social media content creators in Karachi staged a protest against a daylight robbery that deprived a fellow Youtuber of his precious equipment as he was readying to film an eatery of an elderly woman.
The concerned Youtubers assembled outside the Karachi Press Club to protest and express solidarity with the fellow content creator, Tanveer Behlim, who was robbed of his expensive equipment on one of the busiest roads in Karachi.
Behlim with fellow Youtubers was on Rashid Minhas Road to film the roadside food stall of an aged woman who sells home-cooked food that is popular among factory workers in the area.
Behlim’s video went viral on social media showing him in tears while narrating his ordeal.
He said the armed robbers looted equipment worth Rs500,000. He said it took several years to purchase the expensive equipment and that he lost his means of livelihood.
A day after the robbery, Behlim borrowed equipment from a friend and filmed the same eatery for his famous Youtube channel “Pakistan Kay Sath” which highlights Karachi street food.
The food stall owner praised the courage shown by Behlim to come again to film her small eatery.
Babar Dar, a fellow social media influencer, said the Youtubers had assembled outside the Press Club to unanimously send the message to the government and police that they should urgently take action against rising street crimes in Karachi.
“The fellow citizens and content creators should feel safe while roaming on streets of Karachi as there is a widespread sense of insecurity among the people due to alarming increase in street crimes,” he added.
Behlim has 1,42,000 subscribers, and one of his recent videos showing his visit to the eatery a day after the robbery garnered 26,000 views in just two days.